Hot Stuff (Donna Summer song)
|Single by Donna Summer|
|from the album Bad Girls|
|B-side||"Journey to the Centre of Your Heart"
"Heaven Knows" (Brazil)
"Bad Girls" (Japan)
|Format||7" single, 12" single|
|Genre||Disco, rock, funk|
3:51 (7" version)
|Writer(s)||Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey|
|Producer||Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte|
|Donna Summer singles chronology|
"Hot Stuff" is a Platinum-certified, #1 hit single released by American singer Donna Summer in 1979 as the first single release from her Bad Girls album through Casablanca Records. Up to that point, Summer had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed significant rock influences including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. It is her most popular song, based on the performance on the Billboard Hot 100.
Awards and recognition
"Hot Stuff" won Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in the inaugural year the award was given out. It is ranked #104 on the updated Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The song also lists at #67 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time.
- In 1979 the Hungarian singer Kati Kovács sang it on Disco Party (Hungaroton Pepita SLPX 17623, Hungary) album. The track was covered in 1995 by DJ Miko, giving the tune a contemporary dance music twist, and later partially covered by The Pussycat Dolls in their 2005 debut album PCD. The verses (which were slightly altered) and the overall sound of the song are from Siobhan Fahey's "Bitter Pill", but with the chorus of Summer's "Hot Stuff" and it was renamed it "Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)".
- For the build up of the 1998 FA Cup final, Arsenal covered the song, using samples from the original, and replacing some lyrics, with descriptions of the squad, who were to play in the final. Also in 1998 Mietta recorded an Italian language "Hot Stuff (Musica che scoppia)" for her album La mia anima.
- Pop star EliZe released a cover in September 2008 which was a hit on the Dutch charts.
- In 2013 singer China Moses released a Jazz cover on her album "Crazy Blues".
- A Cantonese language cover of "Hot Stuff" was performed by the Hong Kong pop singer, Alan Tam. (Cantonese song name : 爱的热力).
- A Chinese language cover of "Hot Stuff" was performed by the Taiwan pop singer, Yuki Hsu. (Chinese song name : Bad Girl).
Appearances in other media
The song was memorably featured in the popular 1997 film The Full Monty. During a press event on his 50th birthday, Charles, Prince of Wales helped recreate the scene in which the four main characters overhear the song while waiting in line at the unemployment office.
The song is also featured prominently in an episode of the British mystery television series Jonathan Creek in the episode "Angel Hair", where it is sung by Caroline Carver who plays pop star Sally Ellen Oakley. It also forms a part of the soundtrack of the movie Eurotrip.
Steve Allen did a "poetic" reading of "Hot Stuff" on one of his 1980 television shows, along the lines of his "poetic" readings of rock and roll songs he had done in the 1950s. At one point, Allen solemnly intoned, "Hot, hot, hot . . . stuff, stuff, stuff."
The song appears on the video game Karaoke Revolution Volume 2.
In an episode of Married With Children, Marcy is singing the song as she prepares for a romantic night with her husband.
"Hot Stuff" is the background song in Episode 31 of Sex and the City, in which Carrie Bradshaw is a guest celebrity judge on Staten Island for the New York City Fire Department's "Calendar Contest". "Bad Girls" is then played as the female characters dance afterwards.
This song was heard on The Facts of Life, the sixth season, fifth episode "Cruisin' which premiered on Wednesday October 31, 1984 (Halloween Day) on NBC at the beginning of the episode for eight seconds.
The song was performed by Glaiza de Castro for the GMA's 60th anniversary special GMA @ 60: The Heart of Television.
It was featured in the stage musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
This song will appear in the upcoming game Dance Central 2. Donna Summer reappears in top of the pops with new song hot metal the group name in the new comedy/romance film the full monty
"Hot Stuff" was certified Platinum by the RIAA and remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three non-consecutive weeks. The song also lists at #67 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time. The song also topped the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, with Summer's follow-up "Bad Girls" as a double A-side. The popular 12" single edition of the song plays the full 6:47 version of the song and then segues into "Bad Girls" 4:55 version.
"Reunited" by Peaches & Herb
"Love You Inside Out" by Bee Gees
|Billboard Hot 100 number one single
June 2, 1979 (first run)
June 16–June 23, 1979 (second run)
"Love You Inside Out" by Bee Gees
"Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward
"Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward
|Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (with "Bad Girls")
May 26, 1979 - July 7, 1979
"Born to Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez
- Tim Sendra. "Top Hits of the Seventies: Mega Hits review on Allmusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 July 2013. "to the throbbing disco of Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff," this collection is a fine way to remember the '70s."
- Steve Huey. "Donna Summer discography on Allmusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 July 2013. "Her 1979 double-LP Bad Girls featured more of her songwriting contributions than ever, and went straight to number one, as did the lusty singles "Bad Girls" and the rock-oriented "Hot Stuff,""
- Jillian Mapes (17 mai 2012). "R.I.P. Donna Summer: Eight Essential Songs From The Queen Of Disco". WCBSFM.com. Retrieved 8 July 2013. "Even before the spacey synth on “Hot Stuff” picks up, it’s not hard to identify the song, thanks to its rock guitar riff and toe-tapping beat."
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